Historical centre opening

Betty Brown Historical Centre: Inside one of the rooms of the Historical Centre at the opening. Photo: Supplied.

Betty Brown Historical Centre: Inside one of the rooms of the Historical Centre at the opening. Photo: Supplied.

Opening of Historical Centre: International Women's day, March 8 was a fitting time for the official opening of the Betty Brown Historical Centre in Darkan - a centre showcasing the contribution of women to rural communities. The Centre was inspired and funded by a bequest of Miss Betty Brown, one of these wonderful rural women. With around 170 people present, many returning to the town they grew up in or had connections with, there were many smiling faces catching up with old friends and acquaintances. Congratulations to the Shire of West Arthur and in particular Kerryn Chia, project officer for the Centre who spent many long hours preparing for, designing and curating the exhibition. The Historical Centre is an interesting and professionally presented space and well worth a visit next time you're passing through Darkan. Entry is via the West Arthur CRC and it is open 8.30am-4.30pm weekdays.

CWA Bring & Buy Cake Stall: Come along and support the Darkan CWA on March 31 between 10am-2pm outside Rarebits on Burrows café. Buy a cake, donate one, or both! Bric-a-brac also accepted as donations to sell. Contact Jane Hartnett on 0427 522 759 or Cheryl Makin on 0429 086 536 for more info. All donations are welcome and appreciated.

Drum Muster: At the Darkan Rubbish Tip on April 8. Bookings essential by calling Jim Wisnieski on 0409 250 509. Unclean or partly filled containers will not be accepted.

Duranillin Refuse Site Restricted Hours: Due to ongoing issues with people leaving the gate open, the Shire of West Arthur is going to trial restricted hours at the Duranillin Refuse site. Access hours will be 8am- 3pm on Mondays and Thursdays beginning March 23. Outside of access hours the Shire will place an overriding padlock on the gate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Shire Office on 9736 2000.

First Aid Course: The West Arthur CRC has a St John Ambulance course scheduled for March 30. For bookings call the Wheatbelt office on 9621 1613 or visit www.stjohnwa.com.au.